The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 1, 2012
L. S. Hullinger’s Cydni Hazard, Empathic Detective.
Join twelve-year-old Cydni Hazard as she unravels the latest paranormal mystery.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 258 pages
Twelve-year-old Cydni Hazard wants two things in life: to be able to use her empathic abilities to connect with her deceased mother and to become a professional paranormal detective. In order to get what she wants, she feels she must learn as much as possible from her spiritually gifted Aunt Ettie, all the while keeping her supernatural talents hidden from her skeptical father. But no matter where Cydni goes, the spirit world hunts her down and brings stray cats with mystical messages that she must decipher to keep her life on a somewhat normal keel. That’s not easy when her empathic nature leads her into unfamiliar territory and behavior. She never knows where she’ll be going, what she’ll be doing and who will be influencing her, guiding her to unravel the latest paranormal mystery. So when she spends a week at Aunt Ettie’s new house and learns the small town of Blue Star claims to have a haunted pond, Cydni is spiritually led to discover the truth.